how to pronounce clout


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the above transcription of clout is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

clout is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of clout in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… we're going to see a clout a clockwise …”

meanings of clout


  1. An iron plate on an axletree or other wood to keep it from wearing; a washer.
  2. A blow with the hand.
  3. A cloth; a piece of cloth or leather; a patch; a rag.
  4. A piece; a fragment.
  5. A swaddling cloth.
  6. A home run.
  7. The center of the butt at which archers shoot; probably once a piece of white cloth or a nail head.
  8. Influence or effectiveness, especially political.


  1. To guard with an iron plate, as an axletree.
  2. To stud with nails, as a timber, or a boot sole.
  3. To cover with cloth, leather, or other material; to bandage, patch, or mend with a clout.
  4. To hit, especially with the fist.
  5. To join or patch clumsily.
  6. Dated form of clot.

clout frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word clout occurs in english on average 1.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics clout can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that clout can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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